This MaterialEASE provides a look at some of the most pressing considerations ship designers face when choosing materials for current and future Navy ships. While not all the issues unique to shipbuilding are covered in this article, a "first tier" of considerations pertaining to materials that any ship designer will have is addressed. The information is compiled such that the lay person can gain a basic appreciation for some of the most important materials issues in shipbuilding.
October 1, 2003
All Aircraft Survivability Journals published after 2014 were produced under the contract vehicle known as Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center (SURVIAC). The journal is now created by the Joint Aircraft Survivability Program (JASP).